Chris Cornell: Soundgarden Star's Death Investigated as 'Possible Suicide'

Chris Cornell: Soundgarden Star's Death Investigated as 'Possible Suicide'

Chris Cornell's death is being investigated as a possible suicide, Detroit Police have told the BBC.

The singer died at the age of 52 after a concert in Detroit on Wednesday evening, his representatives announced.

In a statement, Cornell's representative Brian Bumbery said his death was "sudden and unexpected".

It also said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

Cornell died shortly after playing a concert with Soundgarden in Detroit on Wednesday evening.

A spokesperson for Detroit Police confirmed to the BBC that they received a call just after midnight (05:00 BST).

"He was found on the bathroom floor, our medical unit were called and he was pronounced dead on scene," a spokesperson said.

"A family friend went to go check on him and observed him on the bathroom floor. The body was transferred to the medical examiner's office and the cause of death will be determined."

The show was part of a wider tour and the group had a number of live dates scheduled for later this month.

Both Elton John and Jimmy Page took to Twitter to pay their respect:

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